If you've been hurt at the workplace, we can help
Back injuries are very common at the workplace, and they can be very painful. People work to earn a living and support themselves and their families. That's why a workplace accident can have such a significant impact on their lives. They are left with a serious injury. They are unable to work. There's no money coming in. Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC helps injured workers successfully navigate the workers' compensation claims process in New Jersey.
A back injury can happen at any workplace. A worker can suffer a back injury from lifting, pushing or pulling objects, twisting, slipping and falling or even from sitting for long periods of time. Different types of back injuries include:
- Herniated, slipped or ruptured discs
- Fractured vertebrae
- Pinched nerves
- Muscle spasms
- Strains or sprains
Any type of back injury can limit mobility and make it very difficult for workers to perform the duties of their job. Injured workers may need surgery, physical therapy and medication. Medical expenses can add up quickly. And if the injured worker is unable to return to the job, there is less income coming in.
Fighting on behalf of injured workers
The workers' compensation system is supposed to help injured workers. It should pay for needed medical treatment for a back injury and provide temporary wages while the worker is unable to do the job. The way it's supposed to work is that you file a claim, you see a doctor for treatment, and you receive benefits.
But in reality, it's a much more complicated process. Employers often dispute claims. Insurance companies deny coverage for diagnostic tests or treatment. You may be told by a doctor chosen by your employer that you are ready to return to work, even though you are still in pain.
That's why you need an experienced New Jersey workers' compensation attorney who knows how to get results. Since 1995, our firm has been helping injured workers throughout New Jersey get the benefits they need and deserve. We know how to build strong cases that insurance companies can't ignore.
Our firm has attorneys who are board-certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the area of workers' compensation law - including our founder, Adam Kotlar. Board certification is a difficult process, which is why fewer than 3% of attorneys in the state are certified in any area of specialty. But we believe such certification is important since we work hard to provide our clients with the best representation possible.
If you suffered a back injury at the workplace, call us at 856-751-7676 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We can go over your options for moving your claim forward.